How to Write a Novel: Fifty Helpful Links to Recommended Articles

  1. How to write a book the short honest truth
    http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/how-to-write-a-book-the-short-honest-truth/
  2. How to Write a Book Now
    http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/
  3. How to Write a Book Soon
    http://howtowriteabooksoon.com/
  4. Write a Book
    http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Book
  5. How To Write A Book
    http://www.howtowriteabookasap.com/
  6. How to write a book the short honest truth
    http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/how-to-write-a-book-the-short-honest-truth/
  7. How to Write a Book Review
    http://www.enotes.com/topics/how-write-book-review
  8. So You Want To Write A Book?
    http://oreilly.com/oreilly/author/index.html
  9. How to Write a Professional Book Review
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4448564_write-professional-book-review.html
  10. Where To Start Writing
    http://www.bookcoachpress.com/writing-help/start-writing.html
  11. How to Begin Writing a Book
    http://www.wikihow.com/Begin-Writing-a-Book
  12. Ten Tips To Get Started Writing Your Book
    http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/1714/business_and_finance/ten_tips_to_get_started_writing_your_book.html
  13. Where to begin to write a book
    http://www.writeandpublishyourbook.com/writing/write-a-book/where-to-begin-to-write-a-book/
  14. How To Write A Book-Fast
    http://judycullins.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a-Book-Fast
  15. How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
    http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php
  16. How To Write A Novel Step by Step
    http://www.novel-writing-help.com/how-to-write-a-novel.html
  17. How To Write A Novel
    http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/08/how-to-write-novel.html
  18. How to Write a Novel
    http://artofmanliness.com/2011/08/29/how-to-write-a-novel/
  19. How to write a novel
    http://www.spacejock.com.au/WriteANovel.html
  20. How to Write a Novel
    http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2006/09/06/how-to-write-a-novel/
  21. How to Write a Great Novel
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703740004574513463106012106.html
  22. How to Write a Book
    http://mythicscribes.com/how-to-write-a-book/
  23. See How Easily You Can Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
    http://www.bubblecow.net/see-how-easily-you-can-write-a-novel-using-the-snowflake-method
  24. How to Write a Novel
    http://www.how-to-write-a-novel.net/
  25. How to Write a Novel
    http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/novelwriting/tp/noveladvice.htm
  26. HOW TO: Write a Novel Using the Web
    http://mashable.com/2009/09/16/write-novel/
  27. How To Write A Novel
    http://www.thecreativepenn.com/writenovel/
  28. Write a Novel
    http://writeanovelfast.com/
  29. How to Write a Novel
    http://www.write-better-fiction.com/how-to-write-a-novel-top-5-mistakes.html
  30. How to Write a Novel in 10 Steps
    http://michellerichmond.com/sanserif/2012/03/20/how-to-write-a-novel-10-steps-to-get-you-started/
  31. How to Write a Novel
    http://www.sean.co.uk/a/journalism/how_to_write_a_novel.shtm
  32. How to Write a Book in Three Days
    http://www.wetasphalt.com/content/how-write-book-three-days-lessons-michael-moorcock
  33. How to Write a Novel
    http://www.answers.com/guides/how-to-write-a-novel
  34. How to Write a Novel
    http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/how-to-write-a-novel.html
  35. How to Write a Novel in Three Days
    http://www.ghostwoods.com/2010/05/how-to-write-a-book-in-three-days-1210/
  36. How to Write a Novel in 14 Steps
    http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Novel
  37. Writing Your First Novel
    http://www.crayne.com/articles/WritingYourFirstNovel.htm
  38. How to Create an Instant Bestselling Novel
    http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/bestseller.html
  39. Ten Tips for Writing a Publishable Novel
    http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Caine3.html
  40. 7 Tips for Writing a Novel
    http://www.essortment.com/7-tips-writing-novel-34776.html
  41. Writing a Novel Tips
    http://www.writinganoveltips.com/
  42. Tips for Writing Fiction Novels
    http://www.how-to-write-a-novel.net/how-to-write-a-novel-blog.html
  43. 30 Ways to Writer a Stronger Novel
    http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/30-days-to-a-stronger-novel/
  44. 5 Tips to Help You Writer a Novel
    http://katherine-barrington.suite101.com/5-tips-to-help-you-write-a-novel-a302788
  45. Tips on Writing a Book
    http://www.writeabooknow.com/tips.html
  46. How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
    http://writetodone.com/2009/10/22/how-to-write-a-novel-in-30-days/
  47. How to write a book- the short honest truth
    http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/how-to-write-a-book-the-short-honest-truth/
  48. The Easy Way To Start Writing a Book
    http://www.dmcadams.com/marketing/how-to-start-writing-a-book/
  49. How To Start Writing
    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-start-writing
  50. How to Start Writing a Non-Fiction Novel
    http://hope-wilbanks.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Start-Writing-A-Book

Top 5 Writing Mistakes for Fictional Writers

1. Exaggeration is one of the key mistakes the majority of new authors have. Character Exaggeration is when the character never fails, and never messes up. The main character should always have problems and different settings where the character is challenged.

2. To many characters gets aggravating, and causes the story to become confusing. The reader has a hard time following the story and gets distracted with all the different plots, causing the author to lose publicity.

3. Not enough descriptions the key to making any reader annoyed. As mentioned earlier, not enough description in a book can be fatal. The main character(s) should always have a detailed explanation on what they look like, how old they are, and what their common mistake is.

4. Confusing plots result in a confused reader, and a few less recommendations for the author. All books, must have some obvious result in the end, and or a good moral.

5. Boring names, keep the names creative. Don’t randomly jot down a name, think a while and get a good name that will stick to the quality of the character. It is suggested to write the description of the character before writing the name, and then you can think of a name that fits the description!

10 Good Tip Writing Sites

  1. Top 10 Tips for Better Writing
  2. 10 Tips For Better Writing
  3. How to write a good fiction book
  4. My Favorite Fiction Writing Books
  5. Writing Tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing
  6. Writing and Editing
  7. Create Confidence with Your Writing
  8. How to Write a Good Book
  9. How to Write Like a Pro & Stop Sounding Stupid
  10. 10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly

These are all straight forward and to the point; I read them all, and it covers at least 50% of writing.

3 Biggest Writing Guidelines

Always, always, use descriptive words. So many readers get upset when the story is blank, and they lose they’re reading ‘appetite’ just by flipping through the first few pages. Now that we have descriptive words covered, its time to go to the ‘descriptive scenery’ spot. Almost all of the people who try to write a good book are stuck on this for a while. It’s very hard to write a description of the area the character is. Usually it takes a long time to get good background information. 

Example; “Bob opened his eyes to see sunlight streaming out of his window, he glanced at his clock. 10:38! He was late for work! Bob growled and threw his alarm clock on the ground. It works when I don’t need it, and fails me when I need it most.. he thought.”

Of course you have no idea what was happening in that story, because it’s only a sentence, but here’s a bad example of that sentence, with no description of his background, and no descriptive words. “Bob opened his eyes and looked at his clock. 10:38! He was late for work! Bob picked up his alarm clock and threw it on the ground. “Ugh!” he said.”

Secondly, all writers want to have a good idea of what they’re writing about. Say someone wants to write about Ireland, but they’ve never been there. How would they describe it? Never describe something you’ve never seen before.

Thirdly, always make character thoughts in italic, so the reader can distinguish it from the normal dialogue.

 

Top 9 or 10 Writing Tips for Writing

1. Research. You’ll need to research, find sites and blogs like these. Read up, do the research.

2. Reading Gold. Don’t even try to write a book until you have good experience. So read some books, classics, modern day novels. Recommended; Warriors by Erin Hunter, (Series) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Shannara (Series) Terry Brooks, Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.RR Tolkien. There are many other good books, but I’ve noticed a lot of colorful and descriptive words is these one’s especially.

3. Get a rough draft, plot. Draft up characters and temporary ideas, brainstorm. Spend at least a few weeks on the draft.

4. Get inspired by reading even more books. Even sit on a chair and just think of a good addicting plot line.

5. Always revise and revise. The most important part. Besides grammatical errors, bad sentence forming and awkward character talk is a common error. Read books, books, and books. It’s the best way to learn good writing patterns, because they wouldn’t have published the book unless they had good writing skills.

7. Make sure your message, point of view, etc, is received. Always make sure you have a good plot and ending, the result of a depressing end in a good book not meant to be depressing is always negative, and losing publicity becomes easier.

8. Look out, readers are even more criticizing then you are to your book, story, article, etc. Even the slightest grammatical error brings down your publicity majorly.

9. Publishing articles promoting your book is a delicate part. Firstly, you want key words so people can find your article, blog, easier. Example: Top 9 or 10 Writing Tips for Writing. Thousands of people a day search for “Top ten writing tips”, but maybe a hundred people a day search “Top 9 writing tips.” You never know, but it’s always better to have better tags to get people to your page.

10. Publishing your book. Where do I publish? This is easily the most tedious part. Publishing your book. Kindle, Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble all accept a variety of books, as long as it’s unique. Barnes & Noble complains a lot about receiving requests for the same type of books all the time. Nook will accept pretty much all books, but it’s always safer to write a book with a unique plot line which isn’t to hard, most of the time. All it requires is a good imagination and strong creativity, and of course catchy titles.

Where’s the hot sauce?

A lot of a stories can get boring to both the author and the reader fast. Everyone knows that. It isn’t that hard to avoid boredom and failure by following good and helpful tips. Like these. Firstly, you don’t want a drab comprehension. Keep your self well informed with the latest writing tips. You always want a good spicy background with colorful and descriptive words. Tips will be posted every day, so keep a look out, because I’ll be sticking to these guidelines.

1. No redundancy.

2. Always different tips.

3. A short paragraph under each several tips.

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